Council decisions - administrator or dictator?
I hope people realise that "the Central Coast Council" currently consists of one person - the administrator.
There are no councillors.
This means that the administrator is putting forward motions and passing them with zero council discussion and zero accountability.
Council elections have been postponed until 2024 (who put forward and passed that one?), meaning there is one person controlling what happens on the Central Coast.
Is this a problem?
Well, that would depend on whether you want Gosford to be the hub of a "smart city" where everything is electronic and controlled by some government official far away, much like in China.
This is where the Central Coast is headed, and this proposal is being passed by one person with zero discussion on it.
Does that make him an "administrator" or a "dictator"?
At the very least, there should be a referendum on it, so that the people can have there voice, as this will change their future.
Email, 30 Sep 2022
Mike Gallagher, Ettalong Beach.